About Rider Magazine
Rider magazine is a motorcycle publication written by, and for, passionate motorcycle riders. Born in 1974, for the past 38 years Rider has been dedicated to delivering product evaluations, comprehensive road tests, technical features and award-winning editorial to enthusiasts who hit the road at sunrise (and sometimes stay in the saddle for thousands of miles), enjoy working on their motorcycles, are active in the motorcycle community and overall, really live for the motorcycle lifestyle. The Rider editorial team is made up of award-winning journalists with vast, hands-on knowledge and, collectively, over 150 years of experience. Read more about the Rider editors in their personal bios below.
Editor Rider Magazine
Mark has been the Editor of Rider since 1989 and on staff since 1984. He started riding motorcycles at age 9, first in the dirt and later (when the state would allow it) on the street, where he now spends most of his time. Mark dreamed of working at a motorcycle magazine and studied English, journalism and motorcycle mechanics in college with the hope of someday landing a staff position when he became older and wiser. Rider preferred he start at age 24, however, and get his training on the job. Mark is a Charter Life member of the American Motorcyclist Association, and received its first Excellence in Media award in 2004. In addition to scheduling and editing the monthly magazine’s content and managing its staff and contributors, Tuttle has written hundreds of feature stories and motorcycle road tests, tour reviews, buyers guides and editorial columns, and in the past has authored the magazine’s Tech Q&A column and technical features. He is a regular Featured Speaker at the country’s largest annual all-brand motorcycle rally, and has ridden motorcycles extensively abroad as well as in 46 states in the USA. When he’s not riding, solo or with his wife Genie, Mark enjoys working on his small collection of motorcycles, photography, hanging out with son Alex, and camping, particularly by motorcycle. He is currently planning a trip that will take in the best roads in Hawaii, Oregon, Nebraska and North Dakota, though not necessarily in that order.
Road Test Editor, Rider Magazine
In addition to attending new motorcycle intros and other events, you can find Greg writing road tests, hosting our web show Rider 360, in photo shoots, taking test bikes to the dyno, and managing our website (yes, he’s the guy tweeting on Twitter and navigating the “statusphere” on Facebook). But he hasn’t always lived the glamorous, over-worked, under-paid life of a motojournalist. Greg is a refugee from university research and teaching, corporate number-crunching and small business ownership. It took 19 residential moves, 7 states, 5 career changes, 3 universities, 1 divorce and a major hurricane to get him where he is today. When he’s not riding or writing, he’s out mountain biking, hiking and exploring Southern California.
Contributor, Rider Magazine
A mild-mannered software engineer by day, Arden’s real passions are two wheel travel and the outdoors. Riding and camping harmonize exquisitely on a dual-sport, as he found on his first moto-camping trip at age 16. But he’s not a motorcycle snob. In fact, he’ll ride–and enjoy–most anything on two wheels (that TU250X Suzuki was a kick!). Some bikes suit him better than others, but they all provide the same wind-in-your-face whoopee that he’s associated with motorcycling since he pestered his dad into buying a bike before Arden could legally operate one. Growing up, he rode with the kids in his neighborhood and their friends. Today, he still rides with several of them. Riding motorcycles brings them together and has kept them together for decades now. And every time they talk, the subject turns to…well, you know.
Contributor, Rider Magazine
Clement first got behind the handlebars at age 15, and has been riding ever since. A million miles went under his butt years ago. He rode a BMW R75/5 around the world in the 1970s, and has motorcycled through some 70 countries on six continents. If he’s late on his blogs, it’s because he is out riding.
Contributor, Rider Magazine
Eric pens the monthly Riding Well rider skills column for Rider. He has been an active motorcyclist since his first solo jaunt on a Honda Z50 Mini-Trail in the orchard behind his grandfather’s motorcycle shop in Southwestern Pennsylvania. He spent many years riding trails on anything he could swing his leg over that came into the shop on trade. Upon graduating high school he also graduated to road riding and the first of a long and diverse line of street bikes. Through the years, Eric concentrated on building his riding skills to become a better and safer rider. He was recruited into the Motorcycle Safety Foundation program as an instructor/RiderCoach. After several years with MSF, Eric began assisting Larry Grodsky with his Stayin’ Safe on-street training tours, a program Trow now proudly operates. When not working with other riders, Eric enjoys riding and wrenching on his vintage motorcycles or heading for distant back roads with his wife Amy.
Robert Pandya has had many jobs in the motorcycle industry, including a salesman, service writer, and shop monkey at local dealerships. Graduating with a degree in Fine Arts from the University of Texas, there was a decade long break before motorcycles called him back into the fray. As the PR and Events Manager for Aprilia USA, along with Moto Guzzi North America for a short while, his experiences grew internationally as well. His clients currently include Victory motorcycles and the International Motorcycle Shows and several photography and video clients. A fan of all things with two wheels and a motor, he struggles to keep seven personal motorcycles alive, but has no problem justifying the need for seven motorcycles.